U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to members of the media Sept. 9 at the Capitol. Reid is retiring after this Congress; he'll be succeeded as minority leader by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. (right).
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Elaine Chao arrived at Trump Tower last week to meet with President-elect Donald Trump. On Tuesday, he announced she was his pick to lead the Department of Transportation.
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President Obama slammed Republican nominee Donald Trump as "unfit" and "woefully unprepared" to be president during a news conference with Singapore's prime minister at the White House on Tuesday.
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